A couple of weeks ago Simon asked Xavier to read the time on the oven from the table and Xavier could not see it. We realized that he was also sitting closer and closer to the TV to play games. We knew we had to get his eyes checked.
When Simon and I got some glasses in the mail and Xavier tried them on, it really clicked though.
My prescription is not very strong so when he put my glasses on and looked across the street he could not believe his eyes. He could see the address of the house across the street.
With going back to school time, it took a couple weeks for him to get an appointment and he was looking forward to going but nervous at the same time.
The appointment went great and as we suspected he has myopia. The optometrist explained that his vision will most likely change over the next few years as his body and eyes grow. Simon started around the same age and has a very strong prescription, while I only started wearing them in my late teens. So the explanation made a lot of sense.
Our last pairs of glasses were bought over the internet so I wanted to go the same route with Xavier. It was a bit harder to do because I didn’t have a frame to base what he needed on. Simon last pair were a simple black frame that were one of the smallest in the men’s frames and fit him well, so we decided to take those and by putting his picture up and trying different frames on him I saw that the rimless glasses really fit him well also so I go a pair of those which were in the larger kid sizes. He got them today…
Outside looking at the yard with and without the glasses… So many things he can see now!
They are not the perfect fit, but they are pretty close and will do for now.
I will know exactly what to look for if we decided to get him another frame and with the price we paid for 2 pairs (40$ with shipping) a bit of trial and error isn’t that hard for the bank.
He looks so much more like me here…
My boy is not so little anymore…
Hi! …I found your blog because I searched for “black bean cake”, and got totally drawn in. My daughter Willa (!) is almost one, and although I haven’t endeavored to label our parenting style, a lot of the ideas you discuss really resonate with me. Un-Schooling is particularly intriguing… I had never heard of it! Before W was born I was an educator in an early childhood program that drew on philosophies from Reggio Emilia schools… I love the concept of children as competent, independently driven learnerd from a very early age, and am really excited to learn more about the lifetyle right you and your family have chosen. Anyway, just wanted to say hi rather than lurking!
Thank you so much for stopping in and saying Hi!
There is no need to have a lable, as long as you do what feels right in your heart and what feels good, you will seldom have regrets.
If ever you would like to know more about unschooling or have questions just ask!
Thanks Melissa! I have a lot of “wonders” about home schooling broadly and un schooling specifically… if you’re really up to answering I’d love to start a dialogue 🙂 … is this the best place to do it?
I am open to it… I could start a thread to do it.
Th at sounds great! Thanks so much… looking forward to it!